Why You Should Eat Offal (And How To Make It Taste Good)

A Rose By Any Other Name

No, your vagina isn’t a rose. Your vagina isn’t outside of your body, either. If you’re looking up how to make your vagina taste good, you probably mean your vulva, which includes your labia and clitoris. This is the spot your partner will focus on when going down on you.

However, if you’re more concerned about how to make your vagina smell good, you might actually mean your vulva (read all about female genital anatomy). Pungent aromas can emanate from inside of your vagina; however, your vulva can also be the source of unpleasant smells.

From here on out, we’ll refer mostly to the vagina and what the vagina tastes like, but we may specify the vulva.

Simple tip #2: Use rolled oats or steel cut oats instead of packaged instant oatmeal

Instant oats are more processed than regular rolled oats, so they will have less fiber, and if you’re buying the flavored instant oat packets, they are usually packed with sugar and not much else.

Rolled oats can be microwaved and it’s just as easy to add your own mix ins to get good flavor without all that sugar. Check out my Perfect Microwave Banana Oatmeal recipe – it’s ready in minutes!

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ #1 – What does vagina taste like?

FAQ #1 – What does vagina taste like?

It both depends on who you ask and who they’re tasting. Some people would tell you that all vaginas taste a bit similar, while others might say each one is unique. Words that are commonly used to describe the taste range from salty to bitter to savory to acidic to sweet to sour. Scientific research has even described the smell as “cheesy” [1]. More than one person has described the taste of vagina as similar to pennies or metallic.

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There isn’t an easy way to describe what vagina tastes like without tasting it yourself! You can taste yourself on your partner’s penis or fingers or even taste another woman to understand what vagina tastes like.

FAQ #2 – Why has my vagina’s taste changed?

Taste can vary throughout your menstrual cycle. Pregnancy or menopause could also affect the taste. A change in diet, health (such as an infection), and medication could also be at play. A different laundry or bath soap may also play a role. Consider all the things that have changed since you noticed the change in taste or smell, even if they seem unrelated.

Why does your vagina taste like it does?

Many different factors contribute to the way your vagina tastes: your sweat, the breathability of your underwear, the laundry detergent you use, how clean you keep things down there, and what you eat. Where you are in your menstrual cycle matters, too. When you have your period, the iron in your menstrual blood will make your vagina taste more metallic, while during ovulation you’re likely to have a bit of a musky taste and scent.

Of course, good hygiene is just a matter of sexual etiquette, but if you have a hunch that your partner would rather slurp down a foie gras smoothie than perform oral sex on you, you might want to try modifying your diet to see if that changes thing up.

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Try New Cooking Methods

Few people truly enjoy plainly steamed or boiled veggies with little or no seasoning. Many vegetables often turn mushy and bland prepared this way. Long cooking methods, (especially boiling) can leach important vitamins too. Fortunately, there are different cooking techniques that can help you discover more vegetable recipes you like.

  • Air Frying: One method that has grown in popularity is using an air fryer to get the delicious, crunchy taste of fried food without the extra fat and calories.
  • Grilling: Grilling veggies with a pinch of salt and pepper and olive oil is simple and delicious. You can also grill veggies and then toss in a vinaigrette dressing or top them with chopped herbs.
  • Oven Roasted: Cooking vegetables with a drizzle of olive oil in a 400 degree F oven brings a sweeter flavor to vegetables. The addition of oil can help you to absorb fat-soluble vitamins.
  • Sautéed: Cooking vegetables in butter or oil on the stovetop is a popular way to prepare them. Like roasting, the additional fat improves the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins in the vegetables. To keep the fat and calorie count down, use a small amount of oil and add vegetable broth or chicken stock as the vegetables cook to keep them from getting too browned or sticking to the pan. While you can sauté almost any vegetable, it works best for leafy greens such as kale, mustard greens, or spinach.
  • Blanched: This method involves briefly putting vegetables in boiling water followed by an ice bath. This is a great way to brighten vegetables and can be used for crudite with a delicious dip like guacamole or yogurt dip.

How to Make Green Tea Taste Good

1. Choosing Tea Bags, Leaves, or Powders

Tea bags are the most convenient, but also tend to be less quality. Tea bags are stuffed with the dust and fannings of tea leaves. These broken pieces can develop bitter flavors more quickly than loose leaves or tea powders. Green tea bags can still be used, but you need to pay close attention to brew times. Follow the steeping times on the tea bag—usually 2 to 3 minutes—and remove immediately.

Loose leaf teas are higher quality and tend to be less bitter than green tea bags. Loose leaf teas contain the entire green leaf, packing in the health benefits and flavor. These types of green tea need to have room to expand so they can release flavor. Simply add the tea leaves to a cup or kettle of hot water and strain before serving. A tea infuser like a tea ball or large sachet can also be used to make removal of the leaves easier. Use one teaspoon of loose leaf teas for every 8 ounces of water and steep for no more than 3 to 4 minutes.

Powdered green tea is exceptionally popular in Japan where it is known as matcha green tea. It’s commonly brewed as a latte in the United States. Matcha green tea is made by grinding green tea leaves into a fine powder. This type of green tea is has the most health benefits because you consume the whole tea leaves rather than removing them and drinking only the infused water. The flavor of matcha is more earthy than other green tea types and turns bitter less easily.

2. Don’t Use Boiling Water

Water temperature is a key aspect of brewing a good cup of tea. Green teas that steep too long or in water that is too hot can turn bitter almost immediately. Water that is too cold results in a weak tea with little flavor. Aim to brew green tea between 160 and 180 F. The best way to do this is to use a tea kettle with a built-in temperature control. If you don’t have one, that’s OK. Simply boil water, remove from heat, and let it sit for 2 minutes before brewing the tea.

3. The Power of Lemons

You can make green tea taste better mainly by controlling the water temperature and quality of your tea. If you still feel that green tea is a little bitter, you can add flavorings to make it suitable for your palate. One of the most common flavorings is lemon juice or lemon slices. The citrus helps to increase the fragrance of the tea while counteracting bitter notes. Other fruits can also be infused to add sweetness. Common alternatives include oranges, peaches, and green apples. Make these fruit teas by muddling the fruits before blending with the green tea.

4. Add Sweetener

It’s a no brainer that adding some type of sugar will help lessen the bitter undertones of green tea. However, there are some sugars that are better than others fro flavoring. Honey is a great choice as it dissolves easily in hot water and offers an all-natural choice for health conscious consumers. Granulated sugar doesn’t work well and should be avoided. This type of sugar doesn’t dissolve well in lower temperatures and can remain stuck to the bottom of the tea cup.

Stevia leaves are another all-natural choice for adding a subtle sweetness to counteract the bold flavor of green tea. Just add one or two stevia leaves to your cup or kettle and brew along with the green tea. Remove before serving. Even though milk works well in evening out the bold flavor of black teas, it should be avoided when brewing green tea. Green tea is a delicate tea, like white tea, and milk can overpower its flavor profile.

5. Add Other Leaves

Mint infused green teas are common in many countries including Morocco. Mint tea offers a smooth flavor and a refreshing finish. The crisp taste of mint helps to drown out any bitter notes in the green tea leaves. Add 2 or 3 fresh mint leaves to each teaspoon of green tea. Brew with hot water and remove the leaves before drinking.

6. Make Flavored Floral Tea

The flavor profile of green tea alone may be overwhelming to some taste buds and that’s OK. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the health benefits of green tea. Opt for a blend of green tea leaves and herbal teas. The most popular green tea blends include jasmine green tea and lavender green tea. You can also make your own by infusing fresh chamomile or rose petals from your garden. Don’t be afraid to experiment or try some of the blends at your grocery store before making your own.

7. Spice It Up

Spices can help add new flavors and soften any harsh notes in green tea blends. The best spices for green tea are fresh ginger, cinnamon, and cardamom. Ginger packs in digestive health benefits and offers a subtle piquant flavor to green teas. A cinnamon stick adds a little sweetness with a spicy kick. Cardamom is a staple in Swedish sweet breads and adds a sweet, citrusy flavor to green tea.

8. Drink It Cold

Brew a tall glass of iced tea instead of hot green tea. Iced green tea is refreshing and more watered down than hot brews. Brew the green tea just like you would for a hot cup. Let the mixture cool to room temperature before storing in the refrigerator for a few hours. Serve with ice cubes and garnish with a lemon.

5 Foods To Eat That Make Your Vagina Taste and Smell Better for Oral Sex

1. Pineapple or Pineapple Juice

The vagina is acidic. Eating pineapple or drinking pineapple juice, as well as other citrus fruits like oranges or grapefruit, helps to balance its delicate pH balance and add a bit of sweetness to those secretions.

The pH balance of semen is alkaline, so eating acidic fruits will help make it taste sweeter. Because pineapple has more acidity than other citrus fruits, it works the best out of all of them.

2. Cinnamon

Cinnamon, which is an alkaline spice, neutralizes the acidic taste of the vagina. It’s also mildly antibiotic, and there’s some evidence that it can help treat an active yeast infection. Better vaginal balance means better taste.

There’s a popular myth going around that goes like this: if a guy eats cinnamon, his semen will taste like cinnamon. This is true, to an extent. It won’t make semen taste like cinnamon gum, but people says it sweetens the taste. Hey, it works for your breath, right?

Don’t like cinnamon? Cardamom, peppermint, or lemon are also believed to do the trick.

3. Celery

Because celery is high in water and Vitamin C, it works wonders to reduce any bitter taste the vagina may have. Vitamin C is very effective in restoring the ecology of vaginal bacteria and promoting the growth of healthy flora.

That said, if your smell or taste seem really off, drop the celery stick, skip the oral and head to the doctor, as that can mean infection.

Celery, as well as parsley and wheatgrass, has a high chlorophyll content. That’s believed to help sweeten the taste of semen along with just about anything else that grows and doesn’t stink.

4. Yogurt

Yogurt must contain active live cultures to neutralize the taste of the vagina.

Eating one four-ounce serving of yogurt a day helps add probiotics to the body and maintain a healthy balance of good bacteria in your nether regions. That means minimal taste and odor, not to mention better health.

On the flip side, research suggests men should avoid yogurt. It may work well for the ladies, but yogurt and other dairy products are said to negatively affect the taste of semen. A study out of Harvard University also found that high consumption of high-fat dairy products can reduce sperm quality.

5. Cranberries or Cranberry Juice

Cranberry juice naturally counters bacteria in the urinary tract system. It also helps keep pH levels balanced, which is good for keeping things from getting funky down below.

Cranberry juice increases the body’s acidity, which helps balance the alkalinity of semen. As a result, eating cranberries can reduce the saltiness of semen and sweeten it a bit.

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While the foods listed above may help your vagina taste or smell better, there are others that can make It taste or smell worse.

Here’s how to build a more nutritious and satisfying oatmeal bowl (that tastes great!):

1. Add some healthy fat

Adding healthy fat to breakfast will really help with satiety and staying power so you aren’t reaching for a snack 30 minutes later. Try adding a serving of your favorite nut or seed (e.g. slivered almonds, walnuts, pecans, chia seeds, ground flax seed, etc.) next time you have oatmeal. Nut butter also works here!

2. Add some protein. Tips:

  • Make the oatmeal with milk instead of water. If you’re using almond milk, it will add nice flavor, but won’t increase the protein content much. Soy milk is a better protein source, or you can add some protein powder if you want.
  • Top the oatmeal with cottage cheese when it’s out of the microwave. This is surprisingly delicious!
  • Add an egg to it! Just whisk the egg in before microwaving and proceed as normal. It will make it fluffy! Don’t toss the yolks, either – they contain all of the egg’s fat soluble vitamins!
  • Try my High Protein Oatmeal recipe!

3. Add some fruit!

One of my favorite ways to make oatmeal taste good without adding any sugar is to add a super ripe mashed banana to the bowl before adding the oats and milk. It makes it nice and sweet and creamy! I also love adding berries to oatmeal (if they are frozen, add them before cooking, otherwise, add them after it’s cooked).

Here are a few of my favorite oatmeal recipes with fruit: Almond Milk Overnight Oats with Berries, Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats with Banana, and Cherry Chocolate Overnight Oats.

By the way, here’s my favorite (& the absolute best) way to slice bananas for oatmeal!

Hide Them

If you still can't tolerate the taste of vegetables, try hiding them in some of your favorite foods. For example, chop steamed broccoli into small pieces and add to a low-fat turkey meatloaf. The blended seasonings in the loaf will cover up the taste of the broccoli, and you'll get one or two servings' worth of vegetables in a lean and hearty meal.

Another growing trend is making pizza crust out of cauliflower, which many people find still tastes great even if it's not close to the real thing.

Top your pizza with your favorite sauce, cheese, and meat, and you’ll forget you’re also eating vegetables.

You can also add vegetables to your favorite sweet smoothie recipe without them affecting the flavor. For example, when carrots are added to a strawberry or raspberry smoothie, they add sweetness and color.

Lastly, soups are a great way to incorporate more vegetables into your diet. Many creamy soup recipes include vegetables like cauliflower to add texture and complement old favorites like potatoes. Before you know it, you’ll find yourself craving vegetables with one of your newfound techniques.

It's Easy to Make a Healthy Soup at Home

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